Understanding Supply Chains: Concepts, Critiques, and Futures

Paperback | September 20, 2004

EditorSteve New, Roy Westbrook

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The Supply Chain concept is one of the most important ideas to emerge in management research and practice in the last twenty five years.Organizations do not exist in isolation. Any organization, whether a large corporation, public body, or small business, which aims to meet the needs of its various customers and stakeholders will need resources in order to do this, and will acquire many of its materials, equipment, and supplies fromother organizations. The performance of an organization is thus influenced to a greater or lesser degree by the actions of the organizations that make up the Supply Chain.There is no doubt that the emergence of Supply Chain Management has been a major development in management thinking and practice. It has become an established feature of management education, and a professional field with its own magazines and journals - a field with its own distinctiveperspectives. However, many writers observe that it is a field characterized by imprecise terminology, sloppily applied metaphors, and conflated or confused concepts. The slightest skim of the many literatures that use the term reveals a wide range of interpretations, hundreds of differentformulations, nuances, and taxonomies for the 'Supply Chain', and dozens of near synonyms.The purpose of this volume is to bring together insights from the leading researchers and thinkers on supply chain management to help move the field forward. It provides a survey of the key theoretical concepts which underpin the field, and presents critical evaluations of the underlying ideas andapproaches. It will be an important resource for those active in researching in or applying the ideas of supply chain management, and for advanced students and their teachers.

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The Supply Chain concept is one of the most important ideas to emerge in management research and practice in the last twenty five years.Organizations do not exist in isolation. Any organization, whether a large corporation, public body, or small business, which aims to meet the needs of its various customers and stakeholders will need ...

Steve New is a Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Programmes in the Said Business School, Oxford University, and a Fellow of Hertford College. He was previously a lecturer at the Manchester School of Management, UMIST. Prior to entering academia, he worked in the aerospace, automotive, and consulting sectors. Roy Westbrook is a Le...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:326 pages, 9.13 × 6.1 × 0.73 inPublished:September 20, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019925933X

ISBN - 13:9780199259335

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Mihalis Giannakis, Simon Croom, and Nigel Slack: Supply Chain Paradigms2. Martin Christopher: Supply Chains: A Marketing Perspective3. Guido Nassimbeni: Supply Chains: A Network Perspective4. Steve New: Supply Chains: Construction and Legitimation5. Mohamed Naim, STephen Disney, and Denis Towill: Supply Chain Dynamics6. Suja Sivadasan, Janet Efstathiou, Ani Calinescu, and Luisa Huaccho Huatuco: Supply Chain Complexity7. John Bessant: Supply Chain Leanring8. Richard Lamming, Nigel Caldwell, and Wendy Phillips: Supply Chain Transparency9. Christine Harland, Louise Knight, and Paul Cousins: Supply Chain Relationships10. Robert D. Klassen and P. Fraser Johnson: The Green Supply Chain11. Steve New: The Ethical Supply Chain12. Roy Westbrook and Steve New: Postcript: Supply Chain Futures

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"New and Westbrook compile wisdom from leading thinkers to survey the key theoretical concepts of supply chain management, and present critical evaluations of these underlying ideas and approaches. The readership for the book includes those active in researching and applying the ideas of supply chain management, as well as advanced students and their teachers." --Reference & Research Book News